How do we live with grief? And do we ever let go of love?
These are a few of the questions I tackle in my newest non-fiction piece, ‘27,000 Breaths’, appearing today in Big Truths. It’s a piece that explores my father’s death, but also questions of how we carry pain and trauma inside our bodies, and the role of the breath in releasing pain.
Award-winning author Zsuzsi Gartner is a good friend and fantastic writer. She patiently ushered me through the creation of my first collection of short fiction, Beautiful Birds Are Flying All Around You, while I was an MFA student at UBC.
When I heard that Zsuzsi and some of her friends had launched a spectacular sounding writers adventure camp in beautiful Whistler, I wanted to get the lowdown. I tracked Zsuzsi down and she generously agreed to answer a few questions.
If you’re in Toronto and travelling on the Union-Pearson Express train between downtown and Pearson airport anytime soon, check out the onboard magazine, On the UP. My story “A Week in Spain” is featured as part of the magazine’s showcase of new Canadian fiction. Read more
I’m thrilled to announce that the good folks at Little Fiction have nominated my story “Thursday night karaoke” for a Pushcart Prize and a Sundress Best of the Net Award. This is a great honour, and I’m grateful. Read more